State of Emergency Declared in South Sudan
The state of emergency in the Lakes region comes after fighting between rival cattle herders left 170 dead and nearly 200 wounded, according to Dharuai Mabor Teny, a member of parliament from the Western Lakes area.
South Sudan soldiers on patrol (file photo).
South Sudan: Can the Peace Agreement Be Revitalised?
ISS, 8 December 2017
With the civil war in South Sudan concluding its fourth year, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is maximising its efforts to revitalise the Agreement on the… Read more »
Focac, 12 December 2017
Chinese ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhuqiang has reiterated China's call for peaceful negotiated settlement to end South Sudan crisis and pledged support for thousands of refugees. Read more »
South Sudan: Clashes in Western Lakes Region 'Kill 170'
Daily Trust, 13 December 2017
More than 170 people have died in the last week in clashes between two sub-clans in South Sudan, an MP has said. The violence in the Western Lakes region has also seen more than… Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 12 December 2017
While the rest of the country is divided, Ganyiel, sheltered by marshes, has grown as an ethnically mixed town that could serve as a model for nurturing pockets of peace elsewhere Read more »
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita has stressed that the conflict can only have a political solution, and urged the international community to ... Read more »